How to Tell If a Medical Study Is Total Bull

doctorEvery single day, our news feeds are inundated with studies. We’re told that certain foods are bad for our health, only to find a new study that indicates these foods are good for us, and vice versa. There’s always some new report that claims the things we do everyday are giving us cancer, and there are just as many reports that claim to have a possible cure.

We read about them, we quote them, and we criticize them. Just about everything we believe in, is confirmed or denied by the studies that are cranked out by the scientific community on a daily basis.

But how many of them are true?

It’s difficult to quantify, but there may be more faulty studies out there than you think. I guarantee you that everyone has at least one opinion that was derived from a misleading study, myself included. None of us are above it. There are just so many, and we don’t always have the time to research the finer details of a study. And if you don’t have some kind of academic background, you might not even be able to understand those details anyway.

That’s where Dr. Malcolm Kendrick comes in. He’s recently published a new book on the subject of misleading medical studies titled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense. In it, he describes in detail, how the medical establishment creates these sometimes outrageous studies, and how you can spot them for yourself. He’ll show you how to properly examine the data, and identify the flaws in the research. And more importantly, he shows you how to do it quickly and easily, and in layman’s terms.

To get a better idea of what his book is about, check out his fascinating interview with Dr. Mercola. In world swamped with misleading studies, it might just save your health.

And if you’d like to know more, be sure and see the full interview at

Joshua Krause was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is a writer and researcher focused on principles of self-sufficiency and liberty at Ready Nutrition. You can follow Joshua’s work at our Facebook page or on his personal Twitter.

Joshua’s website is Strange Danger

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Originally published May 30th, 2015
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